Author Archives: Eileen Kinsella


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Auction Houses Take Firm Stance Against Resale Royalty

The law on artist resale rights may be on the books in the state of California, but many in the U.S. art world don’t want to read it. Read More


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Turner Tops Bonhams Auction

The 19th-century art sale, including paintings drawings and watercolors, held on Jan. 25 at Bonhams in London, realized £1.9 million ($2.9 million), for 172 lots offered. Of these, 115, or 67 percent, were sold. Read More


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Old Master Sales: New Highs Amid Selective Bidding

The January series of Old Master sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s (Jan. 25–27) had realized a total of $122.3 million as ARTnewsletter was published. Read More


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Private Collections Enliven 19th-Century European Sales

Several works in the 19th-century European paintings sales garnered strong prices at a typically quiet auction-market period that stretches from the end of the major, early, May New York auctions to the start of the London Impressionist, modern and contemporary art auctions each June. Read More


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Basquiat Committee to Cease Authenticating Works

As the art market resurgence continues and contemporary art prices keep booming, the stakes have never been higher when it comes to rendering an opinion on the authenticity of an artwork. Read More


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VIP Art Fair Gets $1 Million Funding From ‘Angel’ Investors

Online fair announces additional fairs, key management appointments. Read More


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VIP Art Fair Gets $1 Million Funding From ‘Angel’ Investors

On the eve of its second annual run (Feb. 3–8), organizers of the VIP Art Fair, the first-ever virtual art fair held entirely online, announced new funding and management appointments. Read More


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Husain, Souza Shine at Saffronart Modern Indian Auction

Online auctioneer Saffronart’s winter sale of modern and contemporary Indian art on Dec. 12–13, realized a total of $2.7 million, just missing the low end of the overall presale estimate of $2.8 million/3.6 million. Read More


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Private Collection Cachet Adds to Appeal of Rare Chagalls

Sotheby’s sale of Israeli and international art in New York on Dec. 14, achieved a total of $5.5 million, up from the $3.5 million achieved last year and for a smaller offering of lots this time. Read More


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The Artist as Philanthropist

At a time when government and corporate support is decreasing, artists’ foundations are becoming increasingly influential Read More


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Bidding is Vibrant at British and Victorian Art Sale

Christie’s sale of Victorian and British Impressionist art in London on Dec. 15 scored two records and realized a total of £2.94 million ($4.5 million) for 89 lots offered. Read More


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Not Just Jewels Glitter at Christie’s Liz Taylor Sale

Christie’s sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s private collections was dominated by high-profile offerings of million-dollar jewels, but the actress’s celebrity cachet also helped to push prices of several fine artworks far higher than expected. Read More


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Selective Buying at Autumn American Art Auctions

Fall auctions of American art at Christie’s and Sotheby’s realized $50.4 million, up from $48.2 million, but still well below the $57.4 million achieved in the 2009 sales. Read More


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Art Miami Makes A Splash Again

Art Miami organizers reported record attendance of 55,000 visitors, up from 50,000 last year and 36,000 in 2009. Read More